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Strawberry-Lime Gummies Recipe

homemade strawberry lime gummies

Homemade gummies are a delicious treat. They are easy to make and taste great. Plus, these particular gummies have the benefits of beef gelatin, which is gut healing and nourishing to the body in many ways (see more of the health benefits of gelatin here.) I know that gummies made with beef gelatin sounds pretty […]

7 Ways to Eat More Veggies (Plus Veggie Challenge Update!)

7 ways to eat more vegetables

I am thrilled to see so many of you joining me for the Vegetable Eating Challenge! It’s much more fun to do this with friends! I find eating veggies one of the hardest habits to stick with. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because of the multiple steps involved in preparing them or perhaps it’s […]

Teaching Kids to Cook on Their Own (& Easy Nut Butter Cookies)

easiest nut butter cookies

When I left home at 18 years of age, I could bake shortbread cookies and make scrambled eggs (in the microwave!). And nothing else. It was a sad state to be in. Thankfully, I’ve learned a few things since then and have even managed to teach my own children to cook. I didn’t really know […]

Menu Plan: A Week of Crock-Pot Meals

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This week is going to be busy, so I’m using my crock-pot for dinner every day! At least, that’s the plan. I have high hopes for this strategy. Here’s hoping I remember to turn on the crock-pot on! (I’ve been known to forget.) Monday Tinga (already cooked, just warming in the crock-pot) Tuesday Family-favorite Potato […]

Sanity Saving Tip: Don’t make dinner at dinner time!

When is the best time to cook dinner?

As a newly wed, I tried to make dinner around 5pm every night. It just seemed like the thing to do. Then we had kids. If you have children, you are probably aware of the evening crazy hour; that time of night when kids (and parents) are likely to lose it. Preparing dinner during that […]

Hamburgers Kids Can Make

hamburgers kids can make

The past year I have been blessed with a daughter who has taken off in the kitchen. It is such a help and quite honestly, I’m still amazed at the things she can do! Last night she made burgers. The burger patties are baked in the oven, so there is no need to worry about […]

Menu Plan – July 22 – 28, 2012

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Today I am spending a little time in the kitchen cooking ahead. I’m hoping to get a jump start on the week in order to make meal times less hectic! Plus, I have more free time when lunch and dinner only take a few minutes to put together. That’s always nice. Below I’ve listed our […]

Quick and Easy Veggie Tortilla Wraps Recipe

quick and easy veggie tortilla wraps

I recently remembered making these little veggie bundles a few years ago. They were tasty, but it took forever to chop all the vegetables. Now, I’ve wised up and created a much faster preparation method. Which means these will show up on the menu more often. These are essentially vegetarian burritos. They remind me of […]

How to Eat More Veggies Without Changing Your Diet Drastically

How to eat more veggies without changing your diet drastically

Most of us could use a few more vegetables in our diet. But there’s so much washing and chopping, they can often get overlooked. Today I’m sharing some tips for adding more vegetables to food you are already cooking. In this post my goal to give you some ideas for increasing your veggies intake without […]